This is an open letter to retired CBS News personality Bob Schieffer:
Too many choices Bobby Schieffer? Yes, we indeed have a lot of choices where to get our news; but if your just upset that your beloved CBS News, along with your veteran competition and/or collaborators that thinks just like you think (ABC, NBC, CNN, NPR, New York Times, Washington Post); then take a look in the mirror. You’re not the only reason why there is more competition these days, but for so many years you were able to shift American culture towards your leftist world views. Now people like me are on to you, and that is what you don’t like at all.
You claimed to be objective, but yet you (and your colleagues and like-minded types at other outlets) were able to convince America that the liberal if not progressive ways were more humane. But then comes along the Media Research Center (MRC) to actually call out your progressive convictions tucked away in the news you report, and the news packages that the reporters you worked alongside did. That year was 1987.
A year later, an open conservative by the name of Rush Limbaugh signed on as a national syndicated talk show for the first time. His show started after the Democrats had their convention and before the Republicans had their turn. You, Dan Rather, Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw, Walter Cronkite (even if he was enjoying retirement by this time) were all hoping he was just a fad. Instead he will earn the title “America’s Anchorman.”
I should also point out one of your ‘great accomplishments’ as a stealth liberal journalist. You wanted to talk about the government shut down at the time with Senator Ted Cruz and you wanted to blame it on him. The more he denied that he is at fault, the more you laughed at him. If you think Cruz is at fault for a government shutdown, that is fine with me. I know who you are, what you are, and what you’re a part of. Cruz then wanted to get out to the people about how the Obama administration at the time abusing its power and how that made you upset and uncomfortable. Thank You MRC and their Newsbusters site, along with Cruz’s own site for putting it out there on the web. Would CBS ever show that on “Face The Nation” itself? I think not.
Granted not every media outlet does good vetting, and I will always go with Reagan’s rule on the news; “Trust, but verify.” I am sure NOQ Report does go by that motto as well. However, the good ole days of Uncle Walt, Chet Huntley & David Brinkley, John Chancellor, Brokaw, Jennings & Company are long gone. We support your right to exist, because of the First Amendment and how that grants “Freedom of the Press.” Sadly, you have been abusing that right, and that puts the First Amendment in grave danger.
You’re a just as guilty as those who honestly do fake news, and even commentary. That is all I have to say, you’re busy with your new book about media choices called “Overload.” I will not buy your book for the record. In the words of the character Victor Newman on the CBS daytime drama “The Young and the Restless;” “You have a nice day.”
CBS Host Laughs In Ted Cruz’s Face For Repeatedly Denying He Shut Down Government | Crooks and Liars
CBS host Bob Schieffer’s was driven nearly to a fit of giggles on Sunday after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) repeatedly refused to take responsibility for last year’s government shutdown.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared on CBS Face the Nation on Sunday morning and was met with a barrage of questions from host Bob Schieffer about his involvement in the government shutdown. Apart from being the victim of Schieffer’s accusations that the Tea Party senator was to blame for the shutdown, it also appears that Mr. Cruz was the victim of editing by CBS.
Long-time CBS journalist Bob Schieffer on Thursday whined about Americans having simply too many choices when it comes to consuming the news. Laughably, he unfavorably contrasted modern forms of news with the serious “vetting” of “mainstream” journalism. Regarding online and social media, the 80-year-old reporter complained on This Morning: “We are overwhelmed by it because we are in the midst of this communications revolution that has totally changed not only how we get our news, but the whole culture.”